Posts Tagged ‘Fuchs’

Zuchs on 930 – Aggressive Fitment

Monday, June 17th, 2013

You asked for it: more aggressive Zuchs fitment for wide body Porsches.

The rise in popularity of the Singer Vehicle Design 911 equipped with the Zuffenhaus-Fuchs (Zuchs!) has drawn attention to the flush-fitting wheel aesthetic within the Porsche community. As a result, Zuffenhaus has been getting requests to configure the 3-piece 17inch Fuchs-styled wheels more aggressively – to really fill out the body work and get as much ‘dish’ (deep outer lip) as possible.

Here’s the result:

Front 3/4 view

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Rear 3/4

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And a side view to show off the RSR Finish. ;)

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Let us know when you are ready for your set!

Glamour Shot; DP 935/Street

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Just a quick image sent to us by a client of his new Zuffenhaus Fuchs-style wheels on his DP:
(courtesy of RPM Sports Cars, Houston)

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993 Fuchs!

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Just a quick one this morning; the very first set of 993 Fuchs-style 3-piece wheels from Zuffenhaus Products:

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The wheels shown are the 993 C2S fitment – the standard C2 also utilizes the ‘Fuchs’ soft-lip; rear outer barrel is less generous than the C2S variant.

Fitments for 993 C4S and TT are standard-lip only – the taller calipers take up valuable real estate that would otherwise be used for the distinctive soft-lip barrel.

The wheels shown are in QC and assembly stage right now; we hope for these to be at their new home just in time for the Holidays!

993 Fuchs

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

We’ve been test fitting the Zuffenhaus Products 3-piece Fuchs-style Wheels on 993s today:

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This is an 8.0 inch fitment on the front of a 993 C2 with stock brakes and uprights.

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And the rear -

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These are fairly aggressive fitments – emphasizing the shape of the 993 body and fenders (hopefully in a way the factory failed to do!)

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The black 993 pictured is lowered significantly and has more negative camber than a stock example – it is what we consider a street/track set up, careful on speed bumps and driveways, but useable for daily commuting.

Contrast that with a similarly aggressive fitment on a bone-stock C4S (high ride height, minimal negative camber):

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Although the front wheel for the C4S (as with the 993 Turbo and C2S variants) is an 8.5inch width (0.5inch wider than the C2), it actually uses a narrower outer barrel as it must be moved outward 3.5mm to clear larger brake calipers.

The photo below shows the front wheel at full droop, which moves the wheel outward from the centerline of the chassis (according to the arc of the ball joint in the front A-arm as it moves upward into the fender.)

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Rear of the C4S at similar droop:

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Additional camber and ride height adjustment will round out the Fuchs installation on a 993 model.

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We’re looking forward to putting some of these new fitments on a handful of the exciting 993 builds currently in progress in the US and abroad.

IN WITH THE NEW. 2012 Zuffenhaus Fuchs (-style 3-piece 17 inch wheels)

Friday, June 29th, 2012

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We are pleased to announce the all-new Zuffenhaus Fuchs-style wheel.

Completely redesigned for 2012, this Version II wheel borrows no components from the original, but shares it’s DNA, as you can see for yourself in the image above.

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Like the game-changing first generation ZUF wheel, the Version II (shown on left in raw 6061T6 aluminum) bases its aesthetic mission on a properly-scaled, proportionally pleasant true 17inch center.

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Blind-fastened from the rear, proprietary “soft-lip” still in place, the new Zuffenhaus wheel continues the correct interpretation of the historical Fuchs sized for today’s tire options.

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Manufactured for Zuffenhaus by FIKSE, this new product capitalizes on Fikse’s Motorsport wheel technology and experience to overcome the production limitations of the previous generation wheel design.

Fikse barrel componentry insures replacement part availability – in case the unthinkable should happen.

Ordering is easier than ever now – whether through the web store www.zuffenhaus.us, over the phone with Zuffenhaus, or through the Fikse catalogue, you have many ways to put your name on one of the 10 sets available per month.
July 2012 is already sold out

Still available in Standard, Classic, and RSR finishes, but now also with a Standard-Lip Option on the outer barrels for those of you who don’t need the utmost in proper Fuchs-aesthetic – racing applications and competition use, for instance.

One more image to wrap up this post – the new wheel has been in development for some time and we’re very pleased to be able to announce it here, to you, at this time!

I leave you with the FIRST set of the new 2012 Zuffenhaus wheels, beside the last client delivery set of the first generation Zuffenhaus Fuchs:

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Zuffenhaus RS.

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

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RS. – the right way.

Zuffenhaus Fuchs wheel assembly

Friday, February 17th, 2012

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We thought we’d share a couple of pictures of QC checking during wheel pre-assembly on a beautiful Friday morning. Have a great weekend!

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For Valentines Day: Ducktailed RSA on Zuffenhaus Fuchs

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

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Zuffenhaus Products Fuchs-styled 3-piece Wheels and Ducktail are a perfect marriage for the 964 platform.
(car shown does not actually belong to St. Valentine)